Great Conversations in Music
A Series of Films Hosted by Eugene Istomin
Acknowledgments and Special Thanks
The Library of Congress thanks Eugene Istomin for his vision and for his participation as host in Great Conversations in Music. This momentous project truly could not have been achieved without him.
The Library of Congress also wishes to thank the extraordinary musicians who made these programs possible: Emanuel Ax, Milton Babbitt, Yefim Bronfman, James Conlon, Richard Danielpour, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Gary Graffman, Lynn Harrell, Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo, Lowell Lieberman, Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, George Perle, Sharon Robinson, Ned Rorem, Charles Rosen, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arnold Steinhardt, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
These programs were produced by Peter Rosen Productions, Inc., for the Library of Congress.
"The Conductors," "The Virtuosos," and "Chamber Music" were edited by Hilan Warshaw.
The programs were made possible with the generous support of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest.
Program credits for the Library of Congress:
James H. Billington, The Librarian of Congress
Program credits for the Music Division, Library of Congress:
Jon Newsom, Chief 1997-2005; Susan H. Vita, Acting Chief; Jan Lauridsen, Assistant Chief; Ruth Foss, Program Specialist; Anne McLean, Senior Producer for Concerts and Special Projects.
Special thanks go to Marta Istomin for her assistance in bringing this project to completion.
The Web Site
The digital production and conversion work was coordinated by Karen Lund.
Elizabeth Aldrich advised on Web site content and prepared the programs for digitization by identifying and assessing content, by creating edit lists and a glossary list, and by creating summaries for each program and segment.
Digitization of the video programs was performed by Vidipax. Thanks go to Mike Fitzella and Neil Huntley for helping facilitate the process.
Manuscript images for the Beethoven and Mozart pieces were furnished by Octavo. Thanks go to Art Brown for facilitating this.
The ITS Scan Lab scanned the additional manuscript images.
Audio digitization was performed by James Wolf.
Biographies for the musicians were written by Ruth Foss, except for Yo-Yo Ma's which was written by James Wolf. Denise Gallo wrote the text for "Remembering Eugene Istomin."
Discographies were created by James Wolf and Pat Padua.
Text was edited by Albert Tucker, with assistance from Paul Fraunfelter, Anne McLean, Karen Lund, and Pat Padua.
Notes for the transcriptions were compiled by Henry Grossi, Pat Baughman, Susan Clermont, Kevin LaVine, Karen Moses, Sam Perryman, and Robin Rausch based on an initial list by Elizabeth Aldrich.
The print bibliography was compiled by Karen Moses and Karen Lund. The list of related Web sites was compiled by Karen Lund and Pat Padua.
Technical functionality and programming of the site was performed by a team from Network Development and MARC Standards Office which included Morgan Cundiff, Glenn Gardner, Betsy Miller, and Nathan Trail.
Web site design and user interface was created by Betsy Miller based on user-centered design principles.
Management for the project was provided by Jon Newsom and Susan Vita.
Many thanks go to Marta Istomin for her assistance with the production of the Web site.
For many other tasks and general assistance associated with this web project, thanks also go to Anne McLean, Jon Newsom, Jan Lauridsen, Vicky Risner, Michael Neubert, and Peter Rosen.